Effectiveness and Advancements of Heritage Revitalizations on Community Planning: Case Studies in Hong Kong

Wai Ming Edmond Lam, Fan Zhang, Jessie KC Ho

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Abstract

This research paper assesses the effectiveness of conducting heritage revitalization projects on improving community planning and identifies the advancements and revitalization trends of heritage revitalization in Hong Kong. The study proposes three indicators to judge the effectiveness of heritage revitalization, including attractive appearance and components, creative methods of building techniques and planning, and public acceptance. A case study is adopted to analyze the shortcomings and improvements of the effectiveness of heritage revitalization, along with a comprehensive literature review and statistics related to heritage revitalization in Hong Kong. The results indicated that revitalization is able to effectively modify the outlook of the community and even improve community planning in the future in terms of transportation services, supporting facilities, and living quality. Moreover, by considering the revitalized structure, modern elements and building rehabilitation strategies were included to increase its attractiveness to become emerging tourism spots for business activities. Heritage revitalization practices have been carried out in Hong Kong in the recent decade. The study embarks to identify and analyze the advancements of revitalization development and its revitalizing style reformation by means of the cases recently completed in Hong Kong, which brings insights to academics and policy makers of revitalization in community planning.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBuildings
Volume12
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2022

Keywords

  • Hong Kong
  • community planning
  • effectiveness
  • heritage revitalization

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